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Portland Aquarium, Milwaukie

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
2.4/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
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  • PROS: Great staff, seems like they are all college students with studies in the area of marine life. They are friendly and happy to answer any questions you have. Price is very cheap for admittance. C...  read more »
  • This place is gone. Don't include it in your plans! Going to become a Goodwill Store! If this is the kind of stuff you like, take a drive to Seaside for a traditional old beach town attraction. If you...  read more »
  • I was pretty surprised by this place. Most of the tanks are open and you can touch a lot of the animals, including ones that would normally be protected or at least supervised at another aquarium. The...  read more »
  • Great place to go I take my son there every year sometimes several times a year. The staff have always been great and the tanks always look clean all creatures apear healthy and happy as can be, very well fed. I give this place an A+ for all the hard work they've done just to get their business up and going from all the difficulties that it takes and keeping it going with the high standards of taking care of all the little creatures the best they can. I'll be back again soon. 👍
  • Really a phenomenal little aquarium. Reasonably priced with a wide selection of interactive exhibits. I happened to be with two biology PhD students who also commented how clean and healthy all the animals were. This is very child friendly with lots of things to touch and see. Also has a nice play structure to burn off that excess kiddo energy
  • This place is cruel and dirty. They also are not able to follow through on their octopus encounter because their employees don't come to work. Other staff are extremely rude. If I could rate this place -100 I would. This has been the worst experience ever. Also how tacky is it to advertise selling your fish by taping signs onto your tanks? Just down right awful.
  • Please don't encourage this type of business by giving it money. They take animals meant to live in the wild (some that once did) and put them in tiny cages and tanks so people can look at them, handle them and feed them for amusement. It's really sad. I've been there a couple of times and I swear the animals look depressed - capitulating to miserable subjugation by people who will do anything to make money. I'm sure there are very nice, well intentioned people working there (not the owners) and I hate to see them lose their jobs, but this place really needs to shut down and try to get as many of the animals as possible to some kind of rescue.
  • Horrible experience, I will never go back. The place is tiny and extremely crowded. The gift shop seems to take up more space than the actual aquarium areas. We were in and out in under 15 minutes. The sharks they advertise was only one shark and it was about 18 inches long. The coolest animal on display was the octopus. Unfortunately there was an employee poking at it with a small net to get it to move. The sea otter and puffin displays were not open yet(They looked way too small). My recommendation is to just go to a pet store. Most decent sized pet stores have more animals on display, are less crowded and are free.
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